Peter Tabuns MPP, Toronto-Danforth

Government of Ontario

Interim Official Opposition Leader Peter Tabuns names NDP deputy leaders, critics

Published on July 14, 2022

QUEEN’S PARK – Interim NDP Leader Peter Tabuns has laid out critic portfolios and additional key roles for the Official Opposition.

“The NDP caucus is full of impressive community leaders with diverse backgrounds and lived experiences. I’m confident in our team’s ability to hold the Conservative government’s feet to the fire, and lay out a better way forward,” said Tabuns.

“We’re going to put positive proposals on the table to rebuild and improve health care, make life more affordable and make Ontario a place where everyday folks can build their best life. We’re going to fight to stop the cuts, fight for climate action, and work every day to close the gap between the very richest and the rest of us. We know who we stand with, and what we’re working for.”

Tabuns has tapped MPPs Doly Begum (Scarborough Southwest) and Sol Mamakwa (Kiiwetinoong) to be deputy leaders. Begum is the first deputy leader of Bangladeshi origin in Ontario. Mamakwa is the first First Nations deputy leader in Ontario.

Peggy Sattler (London West) will again be the NDP’s house leader with Lisa Gretzky (Windsor West) stepping in to be deputy house leader. Jeff Burch (Niagara Centre) will take over as caucus chair. John Vanthof (Timiskaming–Cochrane) will again serve as chief whip with Michael Mantha (Algoma–Manitoulin) and Monique Taylor (Hamilton Mountain) serving as deputy whips.

Rather than matching critic portfolios directly to government ministers, Tabuns assigned members critic portfolios to respond to the needs and concerns of families across Ontario, including affordability, housing, anti-racism, mental health and addictions, the climate crisis, long-term care and more.

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NDP 2022 critic and house duties list

Peter Tabuns: Interim Leader
Intergovernmental Affairs, Energy and the Climate Crisis

Jill Andrew: Women’s Social and Economic Opportunity, Culture, Heritage

Teresa Armstrong: Affordability, Pensions

Doly Begum: Deputy Leader
Immigration Services, International Credentials

Jessica Bell: Housing

Guy Bourgouin: Francophone Affairs, Forestry

Jeff Burch: Caucus Chair
Municipal Affairs

Catherine Fife: Finance, Treasury Board

Jennifer French: Transportation - Highways, Infrastructure

Wayne Gates: Long-Term Care, Retirement Homes and Home Care

France Gélinas: Health

Chris Glover: Small Business, Tech Development and Innovation

Lisa Gretzky: Deputy House Leader
Mental Health and Addictions

Joel Harden: Transportation - Transit & Active Transportation

Andrea Horwath: Ethics and Accountability

Bhutila Karpoche: Child Care, Early Childhood Development, GTA Issues

Terence Kernaghan: Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

Laura Mae Lindo: Colleges and Universities, Anti-Racism and Equity

Sol Mamakwa: Deputy Leader
Indigenous and Treaty Relations, Northern Development

Michael Mantha: Deputy Whip
Natural Resources, Mines, Ring of Fire

Chandra Pasma: Poverty and Homelessness Reduction

Tom Rakocevic: Consumer Protection, Auto Insurance

Peggy Sattler: House Leader
Democratic Reform

Sandy Shaw: Environment, Conservation and Parks

Jennie Stevens: Sports, Tourism, Veterans, Legion and Military Affairs

Marit Stiles: Education

Monique Taylor: Deputy Whip
Children, Community and Social Services

John Vanthof: Chief Whip
Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Solicitor General

Lise Vaugeois: Seniors, Persons Living with Disabilities and Accessibility

Jamie West: Labour, Training and Skills Development

Kristyn Wong-Tam: Attorney General, 2SLGBTQ+ Issues